Masato Sugano

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BACKGROUND Hyperinflation (HI) is performed following open endotracheal suctioning (OES), whose goals include: to stimulate a cough, recover oxygenation and improve compliance. However, it may also induce unintended consequences, including: lung stress and strain, failure to maintain high distending pressure, and subsequently cycling recruitment and(More)
Minute pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules (PMNs) are asymptomatic, small nodules that are occasionally detected in surgical or autopsy specimens. Recent improvements in tumor imaging and the increased use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest have led to the early detection of these pulmonary nodules in various clinical settings, often before(More)
Introduction Fibrinolytic shutdown plays a pivotalrole in the pathogenesis of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We tested the hypothesis that the levels of thrombin activatable fi brinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) are not suffi cient to overcome fi brinolytic shutdown, thus contributing to MODS and the(More)
We report on a 41-year-old woman with slowly progressive motor dominant polyneuropathy, optic atrophy and sensorineural deafness, but without any known familial feature. These neurological manifestations were in accordance with the syndrome reported by Rosenberg and Chutorian in 1967 (Rosenberg-Chutorian syndrome), a unique form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth(More)
We reported an unusual case of multiple sclerosis (MS), clinical manifestations and neuroimagings of which were restricted to the frontal lobes and Gd-enhancing plaques on MRI later changed to necrotic lesions. A 36-year-old previously healthy man developed behavioral changes without any other neurological manifestations in a few weeks. Findings of magnetic(More)
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